Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Nerve...

Was reading through my yahoo emails tonight and came to a post about a gal who uses Konos. I use Konos as a reference, but I have to leave a lot of stuff out. ;-) So anyway, I click on her link.

Holy Cow, this chick has a paypal link...

What for??? Scratching my head.
"Enjoy what you read? Use my book lists, unit studies, links, and ideas? Please consider a small donation."

So I continue reading. She provides lots of useless links about Konos, then she shares one link to her three-page planner. This is what she says:

"If you use my links and files, please consider leaving a tip in my tip jar to help cover expenses and time blogging... it would make my husband less grumpy about sharing me."

You've GOT to be kidding.

So reading the comments of this blog entry, she writes:

"I'd love it if you left a dime or two in my tip jar if you use my planner pages and links often. Hope they can be of help to you as they have been to me. God bless, and Happy Homeschooling!"

Okay, I'm warning, I'm about to swear.


Okay, so my swearing is a condensed, more polite version, but you get the gist. (I just can't swear in public!) lol

How cheap can you be? What ever happened to a community of sharing and helping one another? Good grief, this is greed pure and simple.

I'm just astonished. The day I start leaving tips in jars for BLOGGING time is the day hell freezes over.

And on that note, I am going to thank Doc for providing so many wonderful downloads, links, and ideas for homeschooling -- for free, out of the goodness of her heart. What an example she is.


Almost Lazarus said...

Hey, maybe I could finance a trip to Cabo by providing free information that's available to anyone who'd like to google for it? Huh? Maybe? ha ha

Frankie said...

Lol Doc...

I google all the time but I haven't found the same things you post. I guess it all depends on how well you put in your search terms -- maybe I'd get a well-deserved F for that -- nah, I find a lot of cool stuff, too.

So here's what I think. You put a paypal link on your account and when people start paying you for your good searching abilities, you can go to Cabo and take me with you! I need to be awarded for sparking the idea, right?


Anonymous said...

Hey... she didn't say you HAD to leave a tip or anything! For some people it may be totally worth it to leave some "change in the jar". I know the blog you are referencing, and she has put a lot of work into it... and I, for one, have benefitted tremendously from some of the links and ideas she has so willingly shared.